Sunday, September 5, 2010

More Holiday

We hung out down on the dock, and talked while the kids swam.   Talked and talked.  Where did the day go?

Oh, we had to watch the opening game of the Iowa Hawkeyes, and that kept us men busy for most of the morning.  Our second son, Ben and his family arrived from KC in the middle of the game.  All three of us attended the school, and remain very loyal.

We had not used the pontoon for six weeks, and like usual the bugs had webbed it into one big cocoon.  This needed some serious washing.  So we spent most of the afternoon power washing the boat.  Not overly exciting!

Late in the afternoon shadows.


The Panasonic camera messed these up by showing the shadows as blue.  I had to fix the photos, in Picasa, but even that wouldn’t correct the colors.


Our dock


We headed out with the pontoon, but it was really late in the day.  The kids had swam most of the day, so they were tired and the ride began to get long quickly. 

This is the first time in several years that we have had all eleven of us on the boat at one time.  Our youngest grand daughter is now 15 months old, and got to go along for her first time.  She did quite well.  It was fun to watch her look all over from the boat.  I only wish she could talk and tell us what she was thinking.  That will come quick enough though.

We came back home and barbequed the skewers that were planned.  They were quite good. After supper,  I got to have several grand kids sit on my lap all at once!  Well until their moms made them all go to bed.

I think we really enjoyed our day!  We are just too tired to know.

Retired Rod


  1. It sounds like a "good tired" though. Enjoy the weekend!

  2. Look's like a good day on the Lake, Adam & I are going to do the Lake thing next weekend. Hope the rest of the long weekend is just as much fun for you. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

  3. Sure sounds like a perfect family long weekend to me, Rod. You've got a very nice dock setup there on the lake too. Enjoy the rest of the weekend with your kids and grandkids.

  4. A game, a boat ride, and family. Sounds like a perfect day to me. stay safe.


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